Site & Situation
This REPORT (a mix of detailed written analysis and documentary evidence: paintings,
googlemaps, diagrams, quotations, note of sources etc.) has TWO main sections, and requires
INDEPENDENT research and analysis, applying learning on maps, sites and situations:
SECTION A: THE SITE
What category of site is Luxembourg City (e.g. a wet point site, bridging point, valley site…)?
What evidence is there to back up your answer?
SECTION B: THE SITUATION
What is the situation of Luxembourg City? That means analysing the strategic elements,
including resources, in and around the area. Remember, you are focussing on the situation as
it was centuries ago when small populations settled here and built up their settlement over
EXTENSION: MODERN GROWTH
What elements of the site’s situation have allowed Luxembourg City to continue growing over
recent decades? Are there any limiting factors in the situation, suggesting an end to growth?
PRESENTATION: Write or type several paragraphs on both Section A and B. Provide maps,
photos, diagrams as evidence for both sections. Try to include some short quotes from useful
academic sources, always noting your source. If typing, highlight key words to describe the
source, CTRL+K and paste in the hyperlink, eg ‘BBC profile’ (the full URL is
Knowledge Written work contains accurate factual material about the site and
Situation of Luxembourg City. This material links to specific places in
the city and its history.
Analysis/Evaluation Recognise the physical and human processes that have shaped
Luxembourg City in the past and how this affects the present day
development of the city.
You report will be clearly presented using geographical terminology
and in a style suitable for the intended audience. You use paragraphs
and sub-headings effectively.
Paintingof fortress, 1649[Wiki]Lux. City map,1581 [Wiki]
‘Thecapitaloffersastriking contrastbetweenthe modernquarter,perchedona
rockyplateauwith a sheerdrop, andthe three olderareas of Grund,Clausenand
Pfaffenthal.’ [Grand Duchy(officialgovernment)site]
Part ofyour challenge is to think up logical online search
terms, eg ‘settlement history luxembourg city’, providing results
such as the useful Britannica page.
Research Skills Contains relevant information from books, websites and other sources.
This must be appropriate to the report and from identified sources.
Geographical Skills Good use of suitable images and annotated maps